Dr. Alexandra Gillespie

Vice-president and Principal, University of Toronto, Mississauga
Fellow of the College
Assistant Professor, Department of English, U of T (UTM)

BA (English Language and Literature), Victoria University of Wellington, 1996

MSt/MA (English Language and Literature), University of Oxford, 1998

DPhil (English Language and Literature), University of Oxford, 2001

Teaching Area:
Medieval English literature; medieval manuscript studies; bibliography and book history

Research Interests:
Medieval and early modern book history; bibliography; codicology; Tudor antiquarianism and book collecting; medieval literature, especially Chaucer

Book and Edited Volumes

Print Culture and the Medieval Author: Chaucer, Lydgate, and Their Books, 1473-1557. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006. xiv + 281pp.

With Arthur Bahr, eds. Manuscripts and the Forms of Medieval English Literary Texts. Special Issue of Chaucer Review (2013).

With Daniel Wakelin, eds. The Production of Books in England, 1350-1500. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011.

With Martha W. Driver, eds. Journal of the Early Book Society 12 (2009).

With Ian Gadd, eds. John Stow (1525-1605) and the Making of the English Past. London: The British Library, 2004.

Ed. Manuscript, Print, and Early Tudor Literature, a special issue of Huntington Library Quarterly 67:2 (2004).

Selected Recent Articles and Book Chapters

“Medieval Books, Their Booklets, and Booklet Theory.” English Manuscript Studies 16 (2011), 1-29.

“Reading Chaucer’s Words to Adam.” Chaucer Review 42.3 (2008): 269-83.

“Analytical Survey: The History of the Book.” New Medieval Literatures 9 (2007): 245-86.

With Oliver Harris. “The Native Chronicle Tradition.” The Oxford Handbook to Holinshed’s Chronicles. Ed. Ian Archer, Paulina Kewes, et al. Oxford: Oxford UP. 2011. 137-153.

“Bookbinding.” The Production of Books in England, 1350-1500. Ed. Alexandra Gillespie and Daniel Wakelin. Cambridge: Cambridge Universsity Press, 2011. 150-172.

With Joseph Dane. “The Myth of the Cheap Quarto.” Tudor Books and Readers: Materiality and the Construction of Meaning. Ed. John N. King. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009. 25-45.

Alexandra Gillespie